I am in Paris with my children on a short holiday. For some reason I have to be away from them one day, and we're talking about what they can do while they're left to their own devices. My daughter is keen to see art galleries, and is planning to visit most of the major galleries in Paris, walking between them because she's not keen on using the Metro.* I'm trying to persuade her that this isn't really a practical plan, and at the back of my mind I'm also wondering whether a truly responsible parent would be letting her loose on Paris at the age of 11 anyway, especially as she doesn't speak the language. Would I have been allowed to do that sort of thing at her age?
* NB This is not a particularly likely scenario in real life.